If you have a Netflix account, you have got to watch The Spoils of Babylon. It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. The best way to describe the mini-series is as fake, made for television, low budget, super dramatic soap opera. It’s got a plethora of famous people like Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, and a weirdly fat Haley Joel-Osment – seriously, who keeps giving that kid cake?! Check out the trailer below, but keep in mind that the majority of the funny parts aren’t shown. Instead, the trailer tries to show how it is taking itself seriously.
Like I said, that trailer doesn’t show many funny parts, but the show is full of awesome, funny moments. My favorite was when Tobey’s character married a mannequin named Lady Anne. The mannequin showed up suddenly and everyone treated her like she was real. Voiced by Carey Mulligan, Tobey and the mannequin eventually have a little plastic baby. I don’t want to give too much more away – just go watch it!
Here’s another trailer that highlights some of the lighter/funnier parts from the show.
The Spoils of Babylon has been so successful on Netflix that a new mini-series called The Spoils Before Dying will be available in 2015.
Alright, stop checking out my blog and go fire up Netflix. You can thank me later.